Records of the Joint Working Group of the RCOG and the British Gynaecological Cancer Society, comprising the initial consultation document (1996) and final report (1997).
Records of the Joint Working Group of the RCOG and British Gynaecological Cancer Society
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCOG/C24
- Dates of Creation1996 - 1997
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
In April 1995 an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) chaired by the Chief Medical Officer published "A Policy Framework for Commissioning Cancer Services". The guiding principle of this report was that all patients wherever they live should receive high quality cancer care to maximise both cure rates and quality of life. Its purpose was to act as a strategic framework to assist in the planning of cancer services in the UK. It recommended that professional bodies develop guidance on the level of expertise and support required to manage different cancers.In response, the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS) and the RCOG established a Joint Working Group to provide guidance on the recommendations of the report in relation to gynaecological cancer. A draft report was circulated to Fellows and Members as a Consultation Document, and responses considered before publication of the final report in January 1997.
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Report was transferred to the College Archives in 2002 by the Clinical Governance and Standards Department.